A few weeks ago Adobe had to block all the services provided in Venezuela to comply with a federal directive in which US companies were prohibited from operating money transfers with the South American country. This measure was defined in view of the great instability of the Caracas government.
Several users were suddenly denied access to subscription platforms such as Creative Cloud, creativity suite that includes popular applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe XD, Adobe Stock for professional images and Document Cloud for the sorage and the sharing of contents within the company.
Although Adobe was forced to terminate relations with its customers in Venezuela, the blockade had not failed to provoke controversy as it also involved those who had regularly paid for the services requested. The situation was aggravated by the fact that the impossibility of making money transfers also prevented repayments from being made.
Fortunately the situation should now be back to normal, except for new initiatives by Washington. The ban was withdrawn and Adobe was able to confirm that its services are available again, and that all accounts that had been temporarily suspended should also return to regular operation.
The story underlines once again how much the systems SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) imply a precarious balance of which suppliers and professionals who work with them should take into account, the loss of good relations between two states could deprive thousands of users of their work tools at any moment.